Skip to main content

New Trails at Hernando Point Recreation Point

New Trails at Hernando Point Recreation Point

By: TCC - Jordan and Lani
Posted: December 13, 2015

Developing partnerships with local land managers is arguably the most critical step in ensuring successful trail development. Without the land manager’s support, how can sustainable trail development take place?   It is nothing new that mountain bikers are largely recognized for their efforts in showing the value in recreation-based trails, and for their physical commitment to trail maintenance and development.   The North Mississippi Trails Alliance is a great example of why this is.  NMTA has done a great job forming a strong relationship with the Army Corps of Engineers, and as a result of their commitment to sustainable trail development, they have been approved to develop over 30 miles of trail at Hernando Point Recreation Area. 

 

It was a great weekend working with Army Corps of Engineers land managers on Friday, and volunteers from surrounding communities on Saturday.  Saturday afternoon, volunteers helped break ground on the first phase of the trail construction that is taking place at Hernando Point Recreation Area.  NMTA has a blank slate to develop a trail network that has the potential to draw visitors in, and it will no doubt provide a place for locals to enjoy the beautiful lake and forest at Hernando Point.   We look forward to hearing about the progress!

 

Thanks to everyone who came out for the visit.  Thanks to Bill Heinze and the NMTA for organizing a great visit.  Thanks to the sponsors who helped make the weekend possible – The Hampton Inn, Papa Johns, and the City of Hernando.  We wish you all the best with your local trails, and happy holiday season!

About the author

Profile Info

Member for

6 years 3 months
Bio
Hey, Lani and Jordan here! We are IMBA's 18th TCC and are excited to see some new dirt. We come from Ketchum, ID where we both spent lots of time enjoying the outdoors, skiing peaks, playing in whitewater, and of course riding bikes. Our goal is to share our passion for the outdoors and for trails with organizations all over the country. We love to travel, play outside, try new food and we love our ice cream. We are excited to ride and visit communities all over the country. Hope we get a chance to visit yours! See you on the trail!

Hey, Lani and Jordan here! We are IMBA's 18th TCC and are excited to see some new dirt. We come from Ketchum, ID where we both spent lots of time enjoying the outdoors, skiing peaks, playing in whitewater, and of course riding bikes. Our goal is to share our passion for the outdoors and for trails with organizations all over the country. We love to travel, play outside, try new food and we love our ice cream. We are excited to ride and visit communities all over the country. Hope we get a chance to visit yours! See you on the trail!

View complete profile

#mountainbiker

Take the pledge

Responsible riding is our simplest, and a very powerful, advocacy tool. Want more trails? Want to maintain access? Want everyone to like us? Start by being good to your fellow mountain bikers and the other users we share trails with. Know the rules; ride responsibly. 

Pledge now
two riders
Steamboat
stafford-lake-9585
ScottMarekewitz20928_021_0143
LeslieKehmeier_Oregon
KatherineFuller_Sedona70321
IMBA-Hawaii-Hucker
Hansi_Photo_130905
Hansi_Photo_120528
Hansi_Photo_110727
Hansi_Photo_100601
BobAllen30709_Helena
blackcanyon2
20140918-Valmont-BP
5L3A8566
5L3A6300_1
5L3A4456
5L3A3913_1
5L3A1546
5L3A0515

Support Mountain Biking

Our vision is that everyone has a place to ride a mountain bike. You can help make that happen!
Photo courtesy of:
share
Loading...